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19-02-2018 - Women as agents of change in the Southern Partnership States – Hearing – 19.02.2018

FEMM 20-02-2018 - 16:22
A map of the Mediterranean Sea and Southern Europe. The sea is connected to the Atlantic Ocean surrounded by the Mediterranean region and almost completely enclosed by land

The Hearing aimed at exploring in which ways women are and can be agents of change in the Southern Partnership States. It also looked into the specific difficulties that women face in these countries and how root-based organisations tackle them.

The event counted with the participation of activists from the partner countries along with experts from regional networks devoted to support women's rights. The hearing will be a valuable input for a future own initiative report which rapporteur is Ms Maria Arena (S&D, Belgium).